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Falling injury - injured back, hip, and arm

A week ago, I was going downstairs to our garage and missed the last stair.  Fell forward, crashed into a small end table and banged my upper arm and head on the wall.  Then fell onto the floor and landed on my hip and back.  Got up on my own within a minute, checked to make sure nothing was broken and that I could walk and move my limbs.  Sat on the couch for a few minutes, had a drink of water.  Felt OK, no dizziness or fainting, so I felt I was OK and went about my daily routine.
Later in the afternoon, I saw the beginnings of a bruise on my right arm.  The bruise is now red, purple, and yellow and covers most of my triceps from just below the shoulder to my elbow.  
About a day later, my neck, back, and right hip were slightly painful, but there is no bruising or swelling and I have been able to get around as I normally would.  The neck pain has subsided and my arm seems to be healing.  My head is ok, luckily my arm took most of the force of the fall.
I don't think anything is broken, but my back and hips are still painful, especially when I'm trying to sleep.  It feels very similar to when I threw my back out many years ago.  I'm managing the pain with ibuprofen plus heating pad and ice packs alternately, so it's not too bad.  
I'm wondering how long it takes after a fall like this before the pain goes away.  I should mention I'm a 68 year old woman who is in excellent health, exercises daily, take only one prescription medication, and I was in pretty good shape before I fell.  
Hoping someone who has "been there, done that" can offer some advice.  I don't want to call my doctor or go to the ER because I don't want to be labeled as a "fall risk".  This isn't something that happens regularly, my balance is fine, it's just a singular instance of being a klutz.  Any advice would be appreciated.  And, please, no unkind remarks.  I feel bad enough already.  Thanks!
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It’s impossible to say how long it will take to “heal” because we all recover at different rates, no matter what overall heal condition we might be in.  

I fell last year (2020) in August and broke my foot.  I have health issues, but am in relatively good condition.  It took several months for my broken bones to heal enough to get out of the boot I had to wear.  It had little to do with my overall health, which is good - apparently, my bones don’t heal quickly.   Of course, slower healing is one of the unfortunate issues we deal with as we get older.   We simply don’t tend to bounce back like we used to.

Keep in mind that if something doesn’t heal in a reasonable amount of time, it’s a good idea to see your doctor to make sure nothing was broken or pulled out position.  I know we all try to heal on our own, but there are times in which that’s not the best thing to do.  You could require physical therapy or something.  
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Thank you, Barb135! I agree with you 100% about the slower healing.  If I don't feel better by the end of the week, I will make an appt to see the doctor.

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